India is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world.
The Indian economy is the world's tenth-largest by nominal GDP and third-largest by purchasing power.
A nuclear weapons state and a regional power, it has the third-largest standing army in the world. India is a federal constitutional republic governed under a
parliamentary system consisting of 29 states and 7 union territories. India's capital city is New Delhi
and its largest city is Mumbai with an estimated population in the city and metropolitan area of 20.7 million (2011).
Tourism in India, ranking third among countries with the fastest growing tourism industries over the next decade,
contributes 6.6% of the nation's GDP (2012) which support 39.5 million jobs, 7.7% of its total employment.